By: Staff –
Acclaimed indie-pop songstress Hannah Georgas has debuted a new, original single today titled ”Same Mistakes”, from her forthcoming collaboration with producer and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner, best known as a founding member of Grammy Award-nominated band The National and for his production work with artists like Sharon Van Etten, Frightened Rabbit, This Is The Kit and Local Natives.
A counterpoint to the insistent pulse of her first single, “Same Mistakes” is a deeply personal song about reckoning with the past, presented in a bracingly vulnerable context. Georgas’ singular voice is framed by a sparse, clockwork-like machinery of production that shifts in and out of focus around the arresting central force of her nuanced and subtly powerful performance.
“Over the years I’ve been recognizing patterns and habits I’ve created in order to protect myself in situations that are difficult,” Georgas explains. “I’m becoming more aware of how much my upbringing has had an affect on me. This song was inspired by learning how to accept the past and recognize when things come up and trying to learn from them.”
“Aaron and I tried a couple of versions of it before we found this one,” she continues. “I originally wrote it on guitar and I ended up finding a different arrangement for it on the piano. Towards the end of my time with Aaron, we re-recorded this, tracking piano and vocals first. He came up with a repetitive bass line and drum loop. He started playing these beautiful guitar slide parts that felt like whale calls. We were recording it in the evening and I remember listening and looking out the window and seeing a beautiful bright moon and clear dark sky. It was a really memorable and magical moment.”
Hannah will perform three songs “live from home” including a special rendition of “Same Mistakes” on Live @ Home on SiriusXM. Her performance airs today at 6 ET, Friday at 3 ET, Saturday at 7 ET, and Sunday at 11 ET (both AM and PM timeframes).